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Vinography: a wine blog Dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of bright cherry, cedar, and
graphite. In the mouth, lavender and dried flowers, swirl in a
crystalline bright sphere of flavor that glints with gorgeous brightness
and juiciness. Incredibly fine grained tannins add a skein of structure
to the glassy pure fruit. Phenomenal acidity makes for a long citrusy
finish. Utterly fresh and compelling. A knockout of a wine. 13.6%
alcohol. Score: a perfect 10. Alder Yarrow, vinography.com, 6.27.2015
Time in a Bottle: Can Napa Valley Cabernet Age?FIVE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNONS RIPE FOR DRINKINGIf
you’re lucky enough to be in Napa Valley, pick up one of these wines...
that are in the primes of their lives. 2005 Corison Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon $100 - A wonderfully well-balanced and expressive
wine marked by beguiling aromas of cassis and plum… juicy, with velvety
On Wine by Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal, onlinewsj.com, Nov.
Maker's Table2005 Corison Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa ValleyThe 2005 vintage was slow and cool. This wine, ten years later, is meaty, with a deeply smoky undertow and a sueded texture across the tongue. The palate of star anise, black plums, and coffee-bean savoriness wears the pleasant filigree of oxidation. This wine reads like brown velvet. Meg Houston Maker, makerstable.com, June 28, 2015
Decanter - CAL CABS TO HUNT DOWN FROM 2005 “Make
no mistake, California 2005 Cabs are juicy, full-flavoured and potent,
yet many of them show restraint…Warm, spicy, berry nose. Fine, plum
jam, spicy notes. Plenty of weight. Firm, crisp tannins. Nice length…has
the structure and moderate alcohol (13.6%) to age for years.
Blackcurrant, Christmas spice, tobacco... Closes with succulence and
crispness.” Corison, Napa Valley "5 Stars" Decanter Magazine 2008
San Francisco Chronicle *** "Begins
with an earthy note that moves to smoke, anise-tinged plum and graphite
aromas. Focused palate shows some reddish and sweet black fruit; there
is structure within its big grip, but overall it is a fresh, lighter
style." November 14, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle - TOP 100 WINES 2008 "Cathy
Corison coaxed a smoky, anise-tinged effort from the 2005 vintage.
Balanced, fresh and ripe, with sweet black fruit, plum graphite and a
big grippy finish, very much in line with her more structured, firmly
tannic and age worthy approach."
This wine is so balanced it hits the palate as impeccable and gorgeous.
The flavors, of currants, cherries, vanilla and sweet oak, are only
part of it. It is so dry, so richly structured in tannins and acids, so
pure through the long, spicy finish, that it easily deserves its high
score. 95 points February 2009
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full ruby-red. Musky aromas of dried cherry, cedar, fresh herbs,
incense and tobacco. Dense, juicy and fine-grained, with lovely verve
to its delineated flavors of raspberry, spices, loam, leather and
herbs. Finishes ripe and long but delicate, with nicely integrated
acidity, understated sweetness and fine tannins that dust the front
teeth. Mouth-filling Cabernet without any undue weight, a bit in the
style of the '08. 92+ pts.
Stephen Tanzer, September 2012
Antonio Galloni presents VINOUS explore all things wineVintage Retrospective: 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonFull
ruby-red. Aromas of redcurrant, plum and chocolate accented by herbs
and dried flowers. Supple on entry, then a touch herbal and dry in the
middle palate, conveying moderate sweetness and depth to its blueberry,
cherry and leather
Steve Tanzer, May 2016
Le Pan MagazineCorison Cabernet Sauvignon 200593
An elegant wine with nice depth and intensity with youthful flavors.
The wine is nearly 10 years old but one can barely taste any evolution.
Firm tannins with long length. Great potential to age
Jeannie Cho Lee, LP Guide, September-October 2015Global Traveler“Her
2005 – beautifully balanced, smooth, refined yet rich and inviting –
offers an aroma of plums and
berries.” Eunice Fried, May 2, 2015Newark Star Ledger - Corison Does it Her WayThe
2005 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has the black fruit aroma
and flavor with tobacco and leather accents that recalled the Beaulieu
Vineyards Georges de Latour, Inglenook Cask, and Heitz Cabernet
Sauvignons of the 1970s. There is no shouting from the glass; just - as
if just were a simple word - an elegant texture that graces your palate
with flavor and
John Foy, February 26, 2015
Confessions of a Wine GeekSuch
a pure nose of blackcurrant and cassis with great concentration of
sweet fruit on the attack. But the fruit stays with you and carries the
layers of Asian spice to an incredibly long finish. So stylish. 93 points
confessionsofawinegeek.com, August 9, 2014
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